Facilities

District 99 strives to provide facilities that are safe, cost-effective and conducive to student learning. 

The combined square footage of our facilities is over one million square feet. To keep both buildings running efficiently, every year we develop a comprehensive list of maintenance and repairs to address the most pressing needs.

 Just as it is essential to maintain what we have, it is also our responsibility to plan for the students of tomorrow. The additions made over the years to North High (which opened in 1928) and South High (which opened in 1964) happened at a time when enrollment was growing. Today, enrollment is steady or even declining; however, technology has impacted every classroom and facet of how we teach students, and we need to adapt to that fact.

As part of the district's strategic plan, we embarked on an extensive planning project in October 2013 to study how we need to adapt our facilities to best support our students and staff in the future. As our curriculum evolves and technology continues to influence teaching and learning, we are ensuring that our facilities meet the expectations of the future.

North High - Concept Ideas as of October 2016

>> Click here to see North High's high-level site plan and concept changes

South High - Concept Ideas as of October 2016

>> Click here to see South High's high-level site plan and concept changes

Timeline OF CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT

We developed our vision for the future with Wight and Company, architectural experts in school facilities. 

It is our responsibility to study and consider how our physical environment and learning spaces function today, and how we can evolve them to support educational programs in the future.